Friday, October 17, 2014
Travel Photo: Important Cultural Property of Izena Village
This photo was taken on a trip to Izena Island.
It is a building, off to the left of what is known as the Mekaruke Old House.
The buildings on this site have been designated, important cultural properties.
Meikari-ka and Mekarauke, are the terms found in researching this site.
They may simply be different translations of the local dialect.
It is a large estate, for housing, on such a small island.
The property was not destroyed during the Battle of Okinawa and, is well preserved.
One source reveals, that is was the residence of a senior samurai.
King Sho En's uncle Makoto Saburo, resided here.